Arts On The Avenue
The BID has embarked on a multi-year project to bring more arts and cultural programming to the community. Over the next 3 years, in partnership with local artists and merchants, a series of public art projects in the district will be launched. The art will utilize existing surfaces along the Avenue and will make walking along the corridor an exciting cultural experience for both residents and visitors alike.
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Phetus is a New York artist with roots in the graffiti and street art movement. Originally from Long Island, now based in Manhattan, "Phetus" has been creating artwork under his "Phat Phace" icon since 1988. He was the founding member of the creative multimedia studio Elite Gudz. As the inventor and creator, Phetus along with the Elite Gudz staff released the "Graffiti Spraycan" application on iTunes.
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Cassandra has studied Interactive Media Arts in Shanghai, Florence, Abu Dhabi, and New York through a B.S. from NYU Shanghai. Whether it be through artificial intelligence or upcycling plastic, Cassandra's work often ties to themes surrounding nature and identity. After growing up consistently producing traditional studio art, she is now passionate about exploring new techniques.
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Marco Santini is an award-winning NYC-based artist, fashion designer, photographer, and inventor who draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity, and language. In 2007, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic Anthropology at Brown University, where he was intrigued by the relationship between communication, expression, and imagery. Santini worked at branding agencies in NYC before fully committing to the arts.
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Carla Torres is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. In 2006 she moved to New York City looking to expand her mind, her soul, and her vision as an artist. Since then her work has been exhibited in several galleries locally and internationally including the Queens Museum and the Noguchi Museum. Her work has also been awarded by the most prestigious illustration awards in the US, Canada, and Europe.
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"I consider myself an urban landscape artist. I love to draw. I also love to paint but every painting begins with a line drawing I fill in like my own personal coloring book. I work from my own photographs for reference since my work is very detailed. I have a wonky sense of perspective that gives my landscapes an off kilter appeal. Color and pattern are predominate in my work. I use text often to add a humorous perspective to everyday street scenes."
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Graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in illustration, Lucy not only became a classically trained painter, but a well versed digital artist as well. Armed with the know;edge of how to brand oneself and the perseverance of a starving artist, her silly, weird and fantastical world started to come to life.
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David Dominguez also known as "Dormir/ the sleep" is a south Florida born Brooklyn based street artist. He started out in the blossoming art scene of Miami,FL and moved to Brooklyn to continue his practice. His work encompasses a variety of styles mainly in murals and illustrations. David went to art school and majored in painting / sculpture. He has had work shown in Basel and have done projects throughout the five Boroughs.
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MenaceResa is an Asian street artist duo, formed by Queens native Theresa Kim (Resa Piece) and her boyfriend Eric Cheung (Menace Two). Resa is a fine artist/muralist, whereas Menace is a graffiti writer. Their range of action is normally in the Triboro area. Their style can be best described as a collaboration between their two strengths, fine art and graffiti writing.
Menace Two & Resa Piece
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“We borrow elements from two different subcultures that are at odds against one another- graffiti &street art – and combine them to create a vibrant and energetic aesthetic,” says Resa. True to her word, when you look at the art of MenaceResa, often times you will see an ornately crafted portrait of a person’s face, along with bold lettering in bright colors underneath, such as in the photo shown above.
Menace Two & Resa Piece
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Isabelle Ewing is a Brooklyn-based contemporary mixed media painter, muralist and designer.
Diagnosed with a learning disability at an early age, Ewing had difficulty with traditional learning and academic classes. These hardships pushed her to drawing and painting, ultimately sparking her lifelong passion in the arts.
Ewing received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014 and later moved to New York City.